Hello Catholic Bishops! Illegal immigration is a crime!
Bishop Frank J. Dewane sent the faithful of his diocese, of which I am one, an e-mail correspondence in which he expressed his desire for support of the American Catholic Bishop's in 'lobbying for' and 'encouraging public policy' in order to 'provide a legal path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and laborers.'
This, on the surface, sounds very Catholic, and very compassionate. We all know the familiar plight of the migrant worker--good citizen, good family person, good Catholic, legally here through a work visa.
...It's first request is to provide a path to citizenship for undocumented persons in the country--without distinguishing between those legally here with work visa's and those who climb walls, crawl through tunnels, and shoot past immigration officers--disrespecting existing laws!
It is true that Catholic Social Teaching always seeks first 'a preferential option for the poor' in faithfulness to the Judaeo-Christian understanding of the plight of the underprivileged and defenseless. But it also respects the right of nations to self-govern, to protect their citizens, and expects immigrants to apply legally for citizenship while respecting all just laws.
And it is a just law that America expects people of other nations to enter this land legally!
The petition, moreover, is couched in feel good Catholic lingo such as 'Preserves family unity,' and 'Provides legal paths,' and 'Addresses the root causes of migration,' while slipping in a suspicious phrase like 'due process.'
Have the Catholic Bishops forgotten that they are 'lobbying' with
the same people who want to persecute the Church through the HHS mandate?
President Obama does not want amnesty for purely humanitarian reasons!
He wants more people on entitlement so that his
government will grow in power, and America will be 'fundamentally changed.'
'Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness...' American qualities respected by Catholics, are being attacked by the very people who will whore the Bishops for amnesty!Link